Archive for the ‘Anglicanism’ Category

By chance, if there are any readers here who are feeling disillusioned by ECUSA or the Anglican Communion, I want to point you to some resources that I found especially helpful when I was sorting through similar issues.

Standing on My Head is a blog by Fr. Dwight Longenecker, a former Anglican priest turned Roman Catholic turned Roman Catholic priest.

Pontifications is a blog by Fr. Al Kimmel, an Episcopal priest turned Roman Catholic turned Roman Catholic priest. Especially helpful was his My Road to Rome post but he has an entire category devoted to Anglicanism as well.

Rafting the Tiber is a blog by Mark Windsor, a former Anglican.

A History of the Church of England by John Moorman (Anglican) – a revealing history of the English church

Chances are you are already convinced of the importance of Apostolic Succession and your need for God’s grace available to you in the Sacraments. In my experience, the two biggest issues with which Anglicans struggle before taking their Tiber swim are Mary and the Magisterium. These books were helpful on those fronts:

Apologia Pro Vita Sua by John Henry Newman (convert from Anglicanism)

Upon This Rock: St. Peter and the Primary of Rome in Scripture and the Early Church by Stephen Ray (convert from Evangelicalism)

Hail, Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God by Scott Hahn (convert from Reformed Protestantism)

Lead, Kindly Light: My Journey to Rome by Thomas Howard (convert from Anglicanism)

On Being Catholic by Thomas Howard

Also, find a Catholic priest who is willing to meet with you and offer thoughtful answers to your questions. I spent too much time trying to learn about Catholicism from Anglicans.

Finally, a word of encouragement to you. If you are convinced of the need for visible unity in the Church, then come. It’s ALL here. There is a feast awaiting you. I knew the Church was big when I examined it from the outside. But the magnitude of all that God has for me in it wasn’t clear to me until I stepped inside. It. Will. Knock. Your. Socks. Off.


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